If music were the food of love, play on. A clichéd concept today, but the fact is that music still plays a central role in life. Some consider music to be something that de-stresses them, while others actually are so passionate about music that they pursue it as a serious hobby or even a career, and they all have a favourite musical instrument. For some, it is the flute, for others it is the piano, but probably the most famous one would be the guitar.
While most intend to one day take guitar lessons and buy a guitar, few actually go to the rigmarole of learning a new skill, investing money in a device, so on and so forth. If you are one of the few who wish to put down some money and buy a guitar, it is important that you know exactly what kind of guitar you should buy, and here are some tips that will help you do just that.
To begin with, though you might be able to spend a fortune on buying just the right guitar to make awesome music, many would suggest you to start small. Just like how a photographer first invests in a digital camera and then goes upwards to learn every trait of cameras and photography, a guitar player should buy the basic guitars, spend some time learning them and then invest in one of those more expensive models. One disadvantage of this is that you might end up paying a tad bit more than you'd pay for one of the higher models in the end, but you do get a lot more experience when it comes to playing as well as managing and maintaining guitars.
Before you finally buy a guitar, start with renting or using one of your friends, so that you know what goes into maintaining and owning a guitar. There are different types of guitars today, and you would not know which suits you the best, unless you use them for a couple of months. Right from the electric ones to the traditional, acoustic ones, you need to spend time playing one them to know which is right for you. The brand and the model also play a major role in deciding which one to buy. Some might be heavy, some might be light, and yet others would need additional, different props for playing.
When you finally decide on the manufacturer and the model that you wish to buy, take some time out and research both, and find out whether they have good after sales service, whether they are easily maintainable and whether spare parts for them are available easily or not. You could even go online and browse through any of the music and music instrument-centric websites to find this information and more. In some cases, you could even buy these instruments online for a much lesser price that what they are available in the brick and mortar shops.